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Moreen Rubin joins Castlewood Staff as Senior Director of Clinical Services

The news just keeps coming! As shared last week, Castlewood has acquired five new eating disorder programs in Santa Barbara, Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks, California. To support these new locations, we are excited to announce a new addition to the leadership team. Joining Castlewood in the role of Senior Director of Clinical Services is Moreen Rubin, MA, LMFT, PsyD.  Moreen will partner with Regional Executive Director for Southern California, Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II, in creating preeminent clinical quality in our new Residential, PHP and IOP locations. Dr. Moreen Rubin brings a wealth of experience to Castlewood.…

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Castlewood acquires five new locations in California

Castlewood Treatment Centers, a leading provider of eating disorder treatment, currently operating in three states in the U.S., has today announced the acquisition of the eating disorder assets of La Ventana Treatment Programs.  La Ventana’s five California eating disorder treatment programs, including two residential treatment centers in Thousand Oaks, one outpatient facility in Westlake Village and one residential and one outpatient program in Santa Barbara, have been acquired by Castlewood Treatment Centers effective June 8, 2018. “We are energized by this strategic and thoughtful growth opportunity,” said Jennifer Crute Steiner, Chief Executive Officer of Castlewood Treatment Centers.  “We are developing…

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Andy Williams joins Castlewood Staff as Regional Executive Director – Northern and Central California

Castlewood Treatment Centers is creating an eating disorder care model focused passionately on caring for clients, inspiring employees and collaborating with partners.  The company is growing thoughtfully and investing in the right things to create a preeminent eating disorder program.  To support these efforts, Jennifer Crute Steiner, Chief Executive Officer at Castlewood, is pleased to announce an addition to the leadership team. Joining Castlewood in the new role of Regional Executive Director – Northern and Central California is Andy Williams, LMFT, MBA.  Andy will join Jeannette Rojas Rivero, LASAC, CEDS, CADC II, who was announced prior and now assumes the…

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Simple Steps for Meal Planning

Planning a balanced meal can feel like a daunting task. At Castlewood, we strive to balance nourishment and pleasure to create delicious and nutritious meals for our clients and staff. Each meal is planned using these three checkpoints: Checkpoint #1: Does each meal contain three to four fuel groups including energy, protein, and a foundation fat? Fuel groups that provide carbohydrate energy include: Grains/starches Fruits Vegetables Fuel groups that provide protein include: Animal Plant protein Dairy protein Hint: meals can have more than one type of food within the same fuel group. Example: Turkey sandwich with avocado, pretzels and fruit…

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National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month! Its focus is to put attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling before an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a real difference. Preparing your foods to go further, by planning meals and snacks in advance can also help to reduce food loss and waste. The nutritional experts at Castlewood are excited to share their thoughts, news and updates during National Nutrition Month. What is a diet? Google defines the…

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Surrendering to the Slow Process of Recovery

Guest Post by Alumnus, M.W. I have been thinking of what to write here for a while and hoped at some point something poignant and spot on would sort of appear on the paper. I’m laughing at this now because it completely mirrors the way I have approached recovery for so long; hoping that one day everything snaps into place, the path becomes clear and I mindfully walk off into the sunset, never to look back. I make jokes often with my team about wanting to expedite this recovery process and they compassionately remind me that it doesn’t work that way.…

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Learning to Be Okay With “Not Knowing”

By Annie Wittenberg, Castlewood Alumnus Subtext: I Don’t Always Have to Have an Answer… (And that is such a relief!) “I don’t know!!!” I said vehemently. “What is it you don’t know?” Laura Wood asked, after the second expressive session of alumni weekend. “I don’t know what I don’t know!” I exclaimed frustrated with myself. I was hoping Laura was about to give me homework that would clarify my confusion. Laura smiled and told me my “homework” for the night was to listen to the Beatles’ song Let it Be. I was like seriously Laura?! That’s my homework? (I may…

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A Letter From Laura Wood- Summer Alumni Weekend

Dearest Alumni, I could not be happier to be joining you for the upcoming alumni weekend in July. It is interesting because part of what I spent my last year doing was finishing my dissertation, which specifically focused on recovery. Recovery (as you all know better than anyone) is a multi-faceted process that requires attention to so many more areas than just food. One of the biggest things people need is a support network and space to continue to examine unfinished business, as well as continue to grow into new roles that they could not yet imagine for themselves yet.…

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Best Treatment Facility

I think this was the perfect place for me to be. The staff was knowledgeable, kind and compassionate. This is by far the best treatment facility I have ever been a part of. I have made life changing realizations here, and feel that I am on track to a healthier life. Castlewood II Alumnus, M.A.B.

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